National Writing Project

NWP Social Practices Part 1 of 6: Advocacy

Date: March 30, 2017

Summary: This is the first in a six-part series discussing a set of social practices embedded in NWP-style teacher leadership. This episode, which examines the practice of advocacy, analyzes three case studies to explore what teacher leadership through advocacy can look like, and how teachers can take up the practice of advocacy.


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Cathy Fleischer, co-director of the Eastern Michigan University Writing Project, on the concept of "everyday advocacy":

When we talk about everyday advocacy what we mean by it is that we believe that teachers can change the public narrative around public education, beginning by focusing on a single issue that impacts us and our students...[and] recognizing that change begins in our local contexts. "

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